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Mrs. MEADOWS from Newport NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning About Cultures Through Novels

Help me give my students a variety of cultural experiences through reading novels from different areas in the world.

  • $436 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a top-ranked school in my state, but that does not mean that all my students are at the top of their game in academics. The students that I teach are as diverse in their learning capabilities as the diversity in the different counties in my state. The honors students that I have are ready for anything I put before them and are eager to set the world on fire. What my special needs students lack in academic ability, they make up for with their effort.

The students that I teach are recovering from a devastating blow from Hurricane Florence, and they are doing so with great strength and character.

Besides sharing in their resiliency, my students share a yearning to do their best and to succeed in the 21st century. They work well with others and give their best efforts in all that they do.

My Project

The students in my school are from a small town. They need experiences from reading that they will probably never get otherwise to develop compassion for and understanding of other cultures.

The novels in this project are set in different areas throughout the world to help my students develop tolerance and compassion for others' experiences and cultures.

These novels will take them to the Antebellum South to hear the voices of both a plantation owner's daughter and the daughter's house slave, to North Korea to hear the voice of an escapee, to the Middle East to hear the voice of a child bride, and to many other places to hear the voices of other cultures in our ever-shrinking world.

Many of my students may never leave their small town and state, but these novels can bring the world to them.

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Slave: My True Story • Amazon Business $13.59 3 $40.77
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.45 3 $31.35
Half of a Yellow Sun • Amazon Business $15.26 2 $30.52
The Invention of Wings • Amazon Business $9.66 3 $28.98
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates • Amazon Business $8.90 3 $26.70
The Girl with Seven Names • Amazon Business $10.87 2 $21.74
Purple Hibiscus: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.84 2 $21.68
The Story of Land and Sea: A Novel (P.S. (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $8.79 2 $17.58
The Red Necklace • Amazon Business $8.01 2 $16.02
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom • Amazon Business $7.15 2 $14.30
A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape from North Korea • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
George Eliot - Silas Marner • Amazon Business $3.88 3 $11.64
The House of the Spirits: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Love in the Time of Cholera (Oprah's Book Club) • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87

Materials cost

$311.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.29

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$370.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.35

Total project goal

$435.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$435.69

8 Donors

-$237.07

Donations toward project cost

-$201.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.56

match offer

-$198.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$168.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.79

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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